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How to find expired domains with backlinks

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Published: 2023/07/11 Last updated: 2023/07/17 By: Dejan Murko

Are you an SEO enthusiast or a digital marketer looking for high-authority domains? Are you aware that expired domains with good backlinks can significantly bolster your SEO efforts? If your answer is yes to both questions, this blog post is for you. We’ll guide you through the process of finding these valuable expired domains.

Tools Needed

To start, you’ll need tools to find expired domains and conduct backlink research.

  • SEO Domain Finder (SDF) is a tool for finding expired domains. It provides many metrics, including domain age, number of backlinks, and Majestic metrics. The tool is easy to use and provides valuable insights into expired domains.
  • To carry out a comprehensive backlink research, tools like Ahrefs, Majestic, or Moz are excellent. They give detailed information on the quality and relevance of the backlinks an expired domain has.

Filtering Domains

Once you’ve identified the tools, the next step involves filtering the domains. SEO Domain Finder allows you to customize your search based on various metrics such as the number of backlinks, Majestic metrics, and the Top-Level Domains (TLDs) you’re interested in.

Evaluating Domains

After conducting the filtered search, you’ll have a list of potential domains. Here’s where the evaluation process starts.

Go through each domain and evaluate its backlinks. Keep an eye on the quality and relevance of these backlinks. SDF conveniently displays the top backlinks, allowing you to ignore those without quality backlinks. Remember, the backlinks should be live/online, relevant, and the pages should not have too many outbound links.

Once the backlink check is complete, move on to the Web Archive. This step is essential to ensure that the website was not previously used as a Private Blog Network (PBN).

Registering Domains

If a domain satisfies all the criteria – high-quality and relevant backlinks, clean Web Archive history, it’s time to register it.

Depending on the domain type (auction, buy-it-now, or dropped), the registration process will differ:

  1. Auction: If the domain is available for auction, you need to place a bid. You can easily track the auction’s progress using SDF’s Watchlist feature.
  2. Buy-It-Now: If the domain is listed for immediate purchase, you can register it immediately.
  3. Dropped: If the domain is already dropped, you can register it without any additional steps.

When registering domains, remember to hide your Whois info to avoid leaving a footprint in your PBN.

And there you have it – the process of finding and registering expired domains with quality backlinks. It might seem complicated at first, but once you familiarize yourself with the tools and process, you’ll find it’s a highly rewarding strategy to boost your SEO. Always remember that the quality and relevance of backlinks are key when considering a domain, as these factors significantly influence the SEO potential of the domain. Happy hunting!

Dejan Murko

Dejan is the Project Lead and Co-Founder at Niteo, the company behind SEO Domain Finder.

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